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Student organizations embrace the 400th anniversary


Ellie Sherry — Reporter Four hundred years ago, the first ship full of Africans sailed to the Americas. This started what would be a long path to liberation and freedom. In 1619 there was a ship that arrived in what would become Hampton V.A., where 20 Africans were held on its ship. This was the first documented instance of people

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1619: A week of acknowledging the past


Freedom Riders, Black Panthers and Black Entertainment Television come on campus in recognition of 1619 Jacob Waring — Online Editor Social Justice Advocate and Black Entertainment Television news host, Marc Lamont Hill engaged with audience members on the meaning, history and significance of the year 1619. The Oct. 21 event was the first of a week-long recognition of 400 years

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